At Rite Aid, we know chickenpox is a serious threat to your wellness. Chickenpox results from exposure to a virus known as varicella-zoster. Its telltale characteristic is a rash causing between 250-500 itchy blisters starting primarily on the face, chest and back and then spreading to other areas. Other symptoms may include headache, tiredness, fever, and lack of appetite. Chickenpox complications are not common in healthy people. However, babies, adolescents, adults, pregnant women and those with weakened immune systems who get a serious case of chickenpox may be at high risk for complications. Serious complications may include: bacterial infections, pneumonia, bleeding problems, dehydration and encephalitis (inflammation or infection of the brain). This disease is very contagious. Direct contact with those who have chickenpox and exposure to airborne particles (e.g. coughing, sneezing) is how it is primarily spread.
You can still get chickenpox, even if you've been vaccinated. But the physical impact is usually far less, like mild to no fever and significantly less blistering. Whether you've had it or not, chickenpox can significantly hamper your wellbeing.
Important: Vaccine availability and age restrictions apply in some states. See your pharmacist for details.
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